Articles tagged China

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Why a studio opted for two contrasting interiors in this Shanghai shop

Shanghai – Dongqi Architects’ work for Concepts Xintiandi both takes advantage of a century-old space and completely reimagines it through optical illusion.

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What retailers can learn from Chinese cosmetic company Harmay’s third store

Beijing – The beauty giant’s Beijing location, developed by Aim Architecture, casts customers as protagonists in the theatre of retail.

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Can hotels ensure privacy in the world’s highest density neighbourhoods?

Guangzhou – Tokyo- and Shanghai-based firm Kooo Architects developed Hotel Far & Near Nanhao St., a guesthouse in one of the most populated areas of China.

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The design of Club Med's HQ in Shanghai was inspired by a swimming pool

Shanghai – 100Architects recreates a sunny holiday feel in its design for a Club Med office.

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3D scanning adds layers of meaning to the first Chinese chippy

Chengdu – For Scotts, a chip shop in Chengdu, Unknown Works created a remixed version of the archetypal British eateries rather than a caricature.

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What do Marie Kondo and a pair of Chinese architects have in common?

Beijing – BANDe Architects' GreenMonster Lab is a multifunctional cultural space that aims to give urbanites a rest from the stresses of life in central Beijing.

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This Beijing gym addresses the need for user-unique training paths

Beijing – For M-Fit, Ramoprimo designed a two-storey space that allows exercisers to creatively choose their own circuits.

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A Hangzhou streetwear store shows how to attract a trendy target audience

Hangzhou – The Mix Land by Xian Xiang Design was developed to keep streetwear loyalists – who typically shop on digital or single-brand platforms – interested.

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This advertising agency’s office is a tribute to the open pages of a book

Shanghai – For the headquarters of Focus Advertising Agency in Shanghai, Yushe Design built spaces that celebrate the ultimate symbol of knowledge.

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Shanghai’s Pierre Cardin Home showroom celebrates the designer’s space-age style

Shanghai – Studio MVW’s homewares showroom for Pierre Cardin interprets the fashion designer’s career-defining motifs.

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This beauty club's ethereal interiors are inspired by a mountainous Chinese province

Ruili, China – Beauty and wellness spaces don’t need to be neutral to be calming, illustrates Parallect Design with Beauty Club on the National Border.

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In Beijing, Archstudio turns an old residential complex into a contemporary siheyuan

Beijing – Chinese architecture firm Archstudio has repurposed a group of isolated structures in Beijing by joining them with a smarter circulation route.